Lewis P. Porter (Ph.D. candidate, Kent State University) is an instructor in French at Walsh College, Canton, OH.
Using The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines To Achieve Goals of Exploratory Language Courses
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1987 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 20, Issue 4, pages 323–328, September 1987
How to Cite
Porter, L. P. (1987), Using The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines To Achieve Goals of Exploratory Language Courses. Foreign Language Annals, 20: 323–328. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1987.tb02965.x
- Issue online: 31 DEC 2008
- Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT Many middle schools are tending to incorporate an exploratory foreign language survey course into the curriculum. Through the introduction of several languages, the course seeks, among other goals, to begin to construct a foundation for later proficiency in a foreign language and to instill greater cultural sensitivity. To achieve the stated goals, a well defined, goal-responsive curriculum model is needed. It appears that a model derived from the concepts of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines has the potential to meet these goals.